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By Martha Sessums, President, ACE Walls. They may keep your dog in your yard and the cattle off the road, but I am amazed at how they spring up between people. We are sadly in a world that seems to want more walls between people. Leaders exaggerate imaginary harm and build fear, claiming that walls are the only way to maintain the norm in our changing world. Amidst it all, it’s great to see what the ACE Learning Centers, and the schools they are associated with, are doing to not only tear down walls between people, but to teach us all that...read more
By Martha Sessums, President, ACE Sometimes you have to flip things to understand them better. That’s what Oakland International High School (OIHS) does during their annual Community Walk. The classroom is flipped. It’s the students who teach the teachers along with other educators and visitors. The purpose is for the adults in the room to listen to the students tell their various stories and perspectives about their background and cultures. For a day, students are the ones in charge. Not only are their stories about food, language, dress,...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Radio and Imran Ali Malik, Audio Academy ‘20 We got some really nice news this week regarding our education reporter (and Audio Academy mentor) Lee Romney. The Northern CA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is honoring her for her outstanding role in education and social justice. Lee will be one of this year’s award recipients, in particular for her series “Learning While Black: The Fight For Equality in San Francisco Schools”. Congrats, Lee! Meanwhile, the Community...read more